Our most recommended things to do in Manavgat

From Side Area: Green Lake Jeep and Boat Tour

1. From Side Area: Green Lake Jeep and Boat Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in the early morning by jeep. From that moment on, your adventure will begin.  Once the jeep convoy has gathered, you will drive to the Taurus Mountains, where you will witness breathtaking views of Green Canyon. The convoy will lead you to the villages of Sartlar and Işıklar and your tour guide will explain to you the tradition, culture, and routine life of the locals. As you are driving off-road in the hot weather, you will splash water onto each other - helping you to cool down and have some fun. The next stop will be at a waterfall named Manavgat. Forget your problems as you relax watching the beautiful flow of water. You will move from jeep to boat as you go sailing on Green Lake. This is a great tour for those who want to escape the city noise. You will also have the possibility to go swimming in the Lake as well.

Side: Quad Bike Safari in the Taurus Mountains

2. Side: Quad Bike Safari in the Taurus Mountains

Take in the splendor of the Taurus Mountains on this trip from the city of Side. Feel the exhilaration of four-wheeling through idyllic landscapes with a guide. Sit back and relax as your professional driver picks you up in an air-conditioned minibus from your hotel and take in the scenic ride to the base station. Get expert instruction on how to handle your four-wheeler safely. Follow your instructor and ride into the mountains. Discover the natural wonder of the mountains, spot some wildlife, and get a little dirty as you bike along. Take a break with a dip in a cool lake before continuing to ride the rest of the circuit. Return to the base station, take off your helmet, and have a refreshing shower. Watch a wrap-up movie while having a chilled drink before being dropped off at your hotel.

From Side: Köprülü Canyon Rafting Tour with Optional Zipline

3. From Side: Köprülü Canyon Rafting Tour with Optional Zipline

Discover the Köprülü Canyon with an adrenaline-pumping white water rafting experience. Speed through the rapids, swim in the pools, and marvel at the stunning mountain view. Take a break beside the river and eat lunch. Then, continue downstream to complete a spectacular 14 km course. Begin the day with a hotel pickup in the morning. Then, go to the information zone for a safety briefing and proceed to the starting point. Get suited up and hop onto your raft. Groups of 10 adults will board each raft. Start your rafting adventure with a professional guide. Navigate through the rushing whitewater rapids, enjoy some swimming stops, and even do a bit of body rafting. Take a total of three breaks to rejuvenate and relax throughout the day. Have pancakes and drinks on the first break, but these are not included in the tour fee. Try the diving platform and the zipline on the second break if you've chosen the zipline option. Eat lunch by the river on the third break. Then, continue rafting until the finish point. Finally, watch a video of your rafting experience, pay any extra fees (if applicable), and return to your hotel.

Side: Boat Tour on the Manavgat River with Bazaar Trip

4. Side: Boat Tour on the Manavgat River with Bazaar Trip

For the boat tour, we pick up our guests from their hotels with our comfortable buses between 08:30 and 09:30 from the side area. After picking up all our guests from their hotels, our bus will bring you to our pier by the Manavgat river. Along the way you will enjoy the beautiful view of the forest until you reach our dock. Half an hour after being picked up from your hotel, the bus will arrive at the pier. You will be greeted by our friendly staff on the boat. Our boat has three floors. On the first floor, we have a bar where you can buy drinks, comfortable seating groups and 10 showers at the back of the boat. Below the first floor we have 15 restrooms and also changing cabins, on the second floor we have another bar, comfortable seating and a dance floor. On the third floor, we have a sun terrace where you can enjoy sunbathing. All our guests will reach the boat within 20 minutes after getting on the boat and our tour will begin. When our tour starts, our professional English, German and Russian speaking guide will inform you about our boat and tour program. After our tour starts, we will go to the Manavgat strait, where the river meets the sea. After departing from the dock, we will reach the strait in 35-40 minutes. Along the Tol, you can see the shipyards, trout farms, the Taurus mountains and the Manavgat football stadium. We will have a chance to see turtles on the river bank. During the trip, our guide will take the reservations of our guests who want to see the Manavgat waterfall. When we come to the Bosphorus, we will moor our boat to our pier and take our first swimming break. The name of the place where we stopped for a swimming break is Cennet Beach. Here, the emerald green water of the Manavgat river meets the blue waters of the Mediterranean. This is one of the rare beaches in the world where you can swim in both toth suds and salt water, you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing or riding a jetski (jetski extra) during our one hour swimming break. If you are hungry, you can buy delicious pancakes made by the ladies of the region. While you enjoy swimming on the beach, our kitchen team will grill fresh trout and chicken for lunch and prepare the buffet. When you return to the boat, you can have your lunch from the buffet. After lunch, our return journey to manavgat will begin. After a 30-minute river cruise, we will dock at our Manavgat pier. Here, our vehicles will take our guests who have made a waterfall reservation to the Manavgat waterfall, and our other guests to the Manavgat bazaar, the largest market in the region. Our guide will inform you of the meeting place and meeting time in the market. We will take a 2.5 hour break at the market. Our guests who go to the waterfall will also have their guardians in the market for 1.5 hours. After free time in the market, we will return to our hotels by bus when all guests arrive at the meeting place. All our guests will arrive at their hotels.

From Side: Manavgat River Cruise and Market Tour w/ Transfer

5. From Side: Manavgat River Cruise and Market Tour w/ Transfer

Enjoy a full-day tour of the Grand Bazaar in Manavgat and cruise along the Manavgat River. Laze in the sun, enjoy a barbecue lunch aboard a traditional wooden boat, and pick up some souvenirs along the way. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Side, transfer by comfortable, non-smoking minibus to the town of Manavgat. Here, climb aboard a 45-passenger wooden boat for a cruise along the river. Sit back and enjoy the views of the river banks and mountains. Relax in the sun, and soak up the cool breeze. A barbecue lunch of fish, chicken, pasta and salads will be served on board. Stop at the mouth of the river for a refreshing swim at a beach where the river meets the sea. Disembark the boat to go to the Grand Bazaar, waterfall and Blue Mosque of Manavgat. Pick up some souvenir bargains from the diverse stalls in the market. Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to wander around the bazaar, before your return transfer to Side.

Side: Boat Trip to Side and Caretta Bay with Lunch & Drinks

6. Side: Boat Trip to Side and Caretta Bay with Lunch & Drinks

You will be picked up from your hotel by bus. On board the boat you will be provided with meals and you will have the non-alcoholic drinks. Cruise along the Manavgat River and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Cool off in the ocean and do some swimming in the turquoise waters. Taste a delicious lunch and choose from a variety of fresh dishes. Enjoy the great views of Side, the ancient city on the Turkish Riviera, and take photos of the famous Temple of Apollo. Take a swim break at the Caretta Bay and swim in the turquoise waters of Mediterranean Sea. The highlight of the tour is a foam party that will make your boat trip an unforgettable experience.

Side/Alanya: Koprulu Canyon Whitewater Rafting with Lunch

7. Side/Alanya: Koprulu Canyon Whitewater Rafting with Lunch

Before the start of rafting you will get to see one of the antic bridges located near the starting point of rafting where you can take pictures . Next , you will do body rafting in the cold water. The rafting track is around 14 km, there are 10 rapids throughout the track, and there will also be swimming areas where you will be able to swim. Each boat takes around 10 people and will be accompanied by a professional guide/instructor. You will take one break halfway through rafting to make sure everyone gets some rest. You finish rafting at our restaurant where you will get lunch by the river , and you will watch the video and the pictures that were taken throughout the day.

From Side: Koprucay River Buggy Safari Tour with Pickup

8. From Side: Koprucay River Buggy Safari Tour with Pickup

Our safari tour takes place in the Side and Manavgat regions and is divided into three sessions. The tour starts with picking up the guests, which takes about half an hour, and then we head to the collection area in air-conditioned vehicles, approximately 45 minutes away. Once we arrive, we give a 10-minute break for everyone to relax. Our knowledgeable guides provide information about the tour in a language that the guests understand. In the assembly area, we offer various equipment for sale (buggy shoes, glasses, bandana, t-shirt, towel, and drinks) that can be used during the tour. If needed, guests can change their clothes in the locker cabins at the facility and store their belongings in lockers, taking the keys with them. The track we follow is muddy and provides an adrenaline-pumping experience, but it has a low risk of danger. The track is approximately 20 km long, and groups are accompanied by two guides throughout the course. Along the way, there is a picturesque bridge where guests can take a break, enjoy a cup of tea, and even swim in the refreshing natural spring water for about 15 to 20 minutes. During the tour, our company's photographers capture photos at various locations, which guests can later view and purchase if they wish. After an exciting and fun-filled tour, we return to the meeting place, where showers and other facilities are available for the guests' convenience. Finally, we embark on a 45-minute journey back to the guests' hotels in our vehicles, ensuring a safe and comfortable return after an enjoyable day.

From Antalya: Day Tour of Ancient Roman Sites

9. From Antalya: Day Tour of Ancient Roman Sites

Get picked up from your hotel in Antalya and depart for Perge, the ancient capital of the Pamphylia region. Check out the massive 15 km stretch of ancient ruins there and learn about the city's long history from your knowledgeable guide. Stop at the Roman Baths, the Agora, Colonnaded Street, the Nympharium, and the stadium. Depart for Aspendos, an incredibly well-preserved ancient theater built in the 2nd century AD. Marvel at the scale of the immense structure which has a capacity of 15,000 people and is still being used for festivals and concerts. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant on a nearby river before departing for Side (pronounced Seeday), a beautiful ancient coastal city with a number of Roman ruins. Learn about the history of this port city that served as the largest slave market in the region during Roman times as you explore various ruins, including those of a large theater, Roman Baths, and the Temple of Apollo. Take an hour of free time here to enjoy the sea and the city. On the way back to Antalya, stop at the scenic Manavgat waterfall and marvel at the power of the river.

Side River Cruise With Manavgat Waterfall and Bazaar Visit

10. Side River Cruise With Manavgat Waterfall and Bazaar Visit

Embark on an unforgettable journey that seamlessly combines the wonders of nature with the richness of local culture. Join us for the Manavgat Boat Trip and Waterfalls Excursion, an experience that promises breathtaking landscapes, exciting activities, and the chance to immerse yourself in the heart of Manavgat's vibrant district. Manavgat Waterfalls: Marvel at the awe-inspiring Manavgat Waterfalls, where the powerful rush of water creates a mesmerizing display of nature's beauty. The tranquil ambiance is enhanced by the soothing sound of cascading water, providing a perfect backdrop for relaxation and exploration. River Cruise and Wildlife: Embark on a relaxing river cruise along the Manavgat River, surrounded by lush greenery and serene waters. Swimming at the Delta: Experience the best of both worlds with a rare swimming opportunity at the river delta. Choose between the refreshing cool waters of the Manavgat River and the invigorating Mediterranean Sea, both offering an unforgettable swimming experience. A sandy beach also awaits for moments of pure relaxation. Delicious Onboard Lunch: Indulge in a mouthwatering barbecue lunch served onboard, allowing you to savor local flavors while soaking in the stunning delta landscape. This dining experience amidst nature will surely be a highlight of your trip. Manavgat Bazaar Exploration: Discover the bustling Manavgat Grand Bazaar, where you'll have ample free time to explore and shop for local crafts, souvenirs, and more. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the city center and interact with locals, creating lasting memories of your cultural immersion. Tea Gardens and Serenity: At Manavgat Waterfalls, sip tea in the tranquil tea gardens and capture photos of the picturesque scenery. Let the sounds of nature and the waterfall's soothing rush transport you to a state of serene relaxation. Tour Plan: We'll pick you up from your hotels in Alanya arround apx 08:00am Discover the captivating waterfalls, enjoy the tea gardens, and capture the beauty of the surroundings. Explore the bustling local market during 1.5 hours of free time, where shopping and cultural interactions await. Arrive at the Manavgat river port and board the boat. apx 12.00 o'clock. Set sail on the picturesque Manavgat River, enjoying approximately 2 hour of scenic cruising in the river including a short excid to the sea. Keep your camera ready as you may spot different species of heron birds and fish farms along the way. Barbecue lunch surrounded by stunning delta views. Take a refreshing swim at the river, choosing between the river's calm waters and the Mediterranean Sea. Cruise back to the Manavgat port, relishing the serene ambiance. We'll drop you off at your hotels apx 17:30 Take your camera or mobile phone with you. If you want to swim, take your swimming suits, shorts, and towels There is a WC and a changing cabin on the boat. The program flow may vary according to the weather condition and season.

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4.6 / 5

based on 41 reviews

Everything was perfect and well prepared, the problem was if u only book rafting you most likely going to wait because it’s one bus, but they kinda fix the waiting problem, you have to bring all your stuff with you if they have a shop for everything you might need, our guide was ABDUL he’s funny and outgoing we had a great time but he keep throwing people in the river lol. The bus we took was with no air conditioning but it good shape we left the hotel 10:00 and came back 17:00 I highly recommend it

We were really excited. Everything was right here, from the pick-up, which took place on time, to the off-road tour, lunch and the boat trip. We've never had so much fun on a tour. Next time I would like to use this seller again. Only to recommend. Thank you for the wonderful day.

I liked the trip. The schedule was compact, but in the off season like Dec, there are enough time for a decent appreciation of each historical sites. The default lunch was nice, extra drink add-ons was a bit awkward..

Amazing day out! The Jeep Safari to the canyon is a lot of fun. You can get some amazing pictures there. The rafting is really good fun and the staff were amazing.

Loved the tour. Our guide was a retired history professor. Very knowledgeable.